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Industrial engineering (IE) is about choices - it is the engineering discipline that offers the most wide-ranging array of opportunities in terms of employment, and it is distinguished by its flexibility. While other engineering disciplines tend to apply skills to very specific areas, Industrial Engineers may be found working everywhere: from traditional manufacturing companies to airlines, from distribution companies to financial institutions, from major medical establishments to consulting companies, from high-tech corporations to companies in the food industry. 

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The BS in industrial engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). To learn more about Industrial Engineering’s Undergraduate Program ABET Accreditation, click here

Our Department is now the proud home of Pitt's Center for Industry Studies, which supports multidisciplinary research that links scholars to some of the most important and challenging problems faced by modern industry.


Swanson School announces 2015 roster of Distinguished Alumni

All SSoE News, Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Industrial, MEMS

PITTSBURGH (January 26, 2015) … Seven alumni who have made an impact across public, private and government sectors will be recognized by the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering with the 51 st Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The award honors those Pitt alumni who have made


Funding Opportunity: Pitt Engineering, Social Sciences, Professional Schools


The Center for Industry Studies invites grant proposals for up to $50,000 research projects that bring engineers and social scientists together for research collaboration.  The goal of this initiative is to advance multidisciplinary research concerning issues relevant to industry competitiveness and
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IIE recognizes Dr. Ravi Shankar with Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award


PITTSBURGH (June 23, 2014) … M. Ravi Shankar, PhD , associate professor of industrial engineering and William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellow, was recognized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) with one of its top academic awards during the 2014 IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Montre


Pitt engineers and Alcoa researcher receive NSF grant to develop sustainably-produced magnets for electric generation


  PITTSBURGH (June 19, 2014) … A more energy-efficient and less time-consuming method to produce permanent magnets for power generation in machines from electric cars to windmills is the potential of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to engineering researchers at the University of Pittsburg


Industrial Engineering to launch new graduate program in safety engineering this fall

All SSoE News, Industrial

  PITTSBURGH (June 18, 2014) … Targeting a greater need for safety engineers in industrial settings, especially within the region's growing energy and healthcare fields, the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering this fall will launch a cross-disciplinary graduate certificate prog

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